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Casino reports opening week profits as suit alleges cheating

Jul. 15, 2019 6:02 PM EDT

EVERETT, Mass. (AP) — A class action lawsuit is accusing Encore Boston Harbor of cheating gamblers out of their winnings as state regulators disclose the new casino's first week earnings. The suit by New York resident Richard Schuster says the Everett casino is paying out less for certain winning hands at...

Historic trolley car to get $50,000 makeover at museum

Jul. 14, 2019 4:50 PM EDT

EAST WINDSOR, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut is planning to spend $50,000 to restore a historic trolley car. The money is being given to the Connecticut Trolley Museum as a grant from the state Department of Economic Development. The museum says the car was built in Springfield, Massachusetts in 1922 and used...

Man charged with attempted murder after high-speed chase

Jul. 13, 2019 3:43 PM EDT

CHICOPEE, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man who led police on a high-speed chase has been charged with attempted murder and kidnapping. State Police say Tahj McCormick of Springfield was stopped by a trooper Friday on I-90 Westbound in Chicopee for a lanes violation. McCormick gave the trooper a fake name...

City to begin talks with 4 companies vying to open pot shops

Jul. 6, 2019 12:40 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Stores that sell recreational marijuana have yet to take root in Springfield, but that could change in the coming months. Mayor Domenic Sarno says negotiations will begin with four companies seeking to open the first pot shops in western Massachusetts' largest city. The four were...

Springfield police investigate city's 8th homicide of 2019

Jul. 3, 2019 12:25 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Police in Springfield are investigating the death of a man found on a city street in the early morning hours. Police spokesman Ryan Walsh says although the cause of the victim's death early Wednesday remains unclear, it is considered a homicide. He says officers responding to...

Survivor of motorcycle collision sues pickup driver, company

Jul. 3, 2019 11:29 AM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A survivor of a collision that killed seven motorcyclists has sued the pickup driver charged in the crash and the trucking company that employed him. Attorney John Haymond tells The Boston Globe he filed the negligence suit Tuesday in Hampden Superior Court in Springfield,...

Police: Carjacking suspect chased, caught by good Samaritans

Jul. 2, 2019 11:14 AM EDT

FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a Massachusetts man attempted to rob a New Jersey shopping center customer and then carjacked an elderly woman and crashed her vehicle before he was captured by good Samaritans. Freehold Township police say 24-year-old Maxim Kuropatkin tried to rob a...

Massachusetts man gets 40 years in prison for raping 2 girls

Jun. 28, 2019 8:43 AM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man described by a prosecutor as a "monster pedophile" has been sentenced to up to 40 years in prison for repeatedly raping two young girls, one of whom bore his child. The Republican newspaper reports that 35-year-old Hadyetou Diaby, of Springfield, was sentenced...

Driver with record charged with 7 homicides in biker crash

Jun. 24, 2019 6:23 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The driver of a pickup truck in a fiery collision on a rural New Hampshire highway that killed seven motorcyclists was charged Monday with seven counts of negligent homicide, and records show he was stopped on suspicion of drunken driving last month and in 2013. Volodymyr Zhukovskyy,...

The Latest: Driver denies previous drunken driving charge

Jun. 24, 2019 5:17 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The Latest on a deadly collision between a truck and motorcycles in rural New Hampshire (all times local): 5:15 p.m. A lawyer for the driver of a pickup truck in a crash that killed seven motorcyclists in New Hampshire says his client denies being intoxicated when he was charged with...